19. Debugging and Troubleshooting

What Is Troubleshooting?

This chapter introduces you to some of the broader systematic problems that can occur in a FileMaker system. We discuss how to spot these and fix them, and we cover some useful debugging tools that the FileMaker product line offers you.

In addition to reactive troubleshooting—the art of finding and fixing problems after they happen—we’re also going to spend some time talking about proactive troubleshooting. To us, this means designing systems that are simply less error-prone and designing them in such a way that any errors that do appear are caught and handled in a systematic way. The better you become at this kind of proactive troubleshooting, the less often and less severely your reactive ...

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